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Tuition and Fees

Community of Scholars students in front of the SIS building.

Three-week Hybrid Program

July 5-July 22, 2016. On-campus component begins on July 11. (Students living on campus should arrive on July 10.) $2,975


• 3 credits of college tuition

• Lunch

• Metro fare to off-site visits to government agencies and other sites

• Afternoon workshops on resume-writing and international careers

• Textbooks and classroom materials

• Access to AU’s library, fitness center, pool


Housing, meals, and programming for two-week segment. $1,500


• Dormitory housing in doubles or triples in a centrally-located AU dormitory

• All meals

• Evening and weekend activities—barbecues, international film viewings, museum and shopping trips, Kennedy Center performance, and evening monument tour

• Air-conditioning and Internet connections

• Round-the-clock dormitory staffing with controlled building access

• Linens provided

Financial Aid

Financial aid is not available for this program with the exception of limited aid for designated local Washington, DC public schools. For more information, contact communityofscholars@american.edu. Students are encouraged to seek out and apply independently for private scholarships that may be awarded by local organizations such as businesses, churches, and civic groups.

Contact Us!

Telephone: 202-885-2442

Fax: 202-885-2494

E-mail: communityofscholars@american.edu

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"Dorm life was amazing...I liked being able to just take in the atmosphere of the campus during our free hours."

- 2013 Community of Scholars Student

"I like the people here. Everyone is friendly and passionate about the course."

- 2015 Community of Scholars Student

"I loved having access to the classroom, library, dining options, dorm rooms...It was all so exciting and gave a great insight to what college life will be like."

- 2013 Community of Scholars Student


"The program was really fantastic and so interesting. I learned a lot and finally met people who were as interested in foreign policy as I am."

- 2014 Community of Scholars Student

"Thank you for all the planning and organizing...I enjoyed every second of it!"

- 2011 Community of Scholars Student


"I had a lot of fun, learned a lot, and found it very worthwhile."

- 2015 Community of Scholars Student


“The program has been absolutely life-changing. The kids here are so like-minded, we really connected.”

- 2013 Community of Scholars Student